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The potential of cross sectoral value chain innovation
This policy brief explores the concept of cross-border and cross-sectoral value chain innovation and highlights the potential benefits in the context of regional smart specialisation strategies and innovation policies.
Role of regional networks and clusters as an instrument for internationalisation of SMEs
The brief gives insight on European initiatives that leverage the internationalisation efforts as well as Interreg Europe projects that (1) address the role of regional networks and clusters as instruments able to foster the internationalisation of SMEs a
The SME policy of the European Union
This Policy Brief introduces some initiatives and policies forming the SME policy of the European Union, the European Small Business Act considered as the overarching policy.
The role of regions in the implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe
This policy brief introduces the possibilities that regions have to support the implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe.
Access to finance for innovative SMEs
Past and ongoing European projects have tried and tested solutions in this field and serve as valuable insight for practitioners eager to support innovative SMEs and start-ups.
Public-private startup accelerators in regional business support ecosystems
This policy brief discusses public-private partnership based accelerator models being set up as a response to the challenge of identifying and supporting innovative startups.
Boosting entrepreneurship in rural areas
Boosting entrepreneurship in rural areas opens new opportunities and markets. Rural SMEs show great potential as a source of economic growth and innovation.
Efficient business support ecosystems
This policy brief explores various models for implementing and managing multiple-stakeholder collaborative practices for better business support delivery.
Facilitating business transfers for sustaining jobs and economic activity
In order to achieve more successful business transfers, the complexities of the process should be taken into account. In this policy brief you'll discover business transfer challenges and good practices from Interreg Europe partner regions as potential so
The social economy and support to social enterprises
The social economy is a crucial part of the EU socioeconomic landscape. To foster the growth of the EU social economy, policy action is needed. This policy brief aims to spotlight Interreg Europe projects that work to improve their local social economy.
Vouchers for the competitiveness of SMEs
This policy brief focuses on the use of vouchers to foster SME competitiveness and aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the good practices and the policy improvements basing on voucher schemes in those projects.
Internationalisation of SMEs
This policy brief focuses on the internationalisation of SMEs activities as a factor of competitiveness for businesses and an engine for growth and welfare for the economy and the territories.
This policy brief focuses on regional branding, and covers topics such as regional identity, product quality labels, cooperation between SMEs in a rural area, agritourism, and co-creation for promoting cultural heritage.